Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services (CWS) assists families by providing services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are
protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive
the services they need.


Services provided by CWS include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Response
  • Family Maintenance
  • Family Reunification
  • Resource Family Approval
  • Family Connections
  • Supportive Transition to Adulthood (non-minor dependent)
  • Independent Living Program (ILP)
  • Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (PPLA)
  • Adoption 

 

Child Welfare Services Family Advocate
Child Welfare Services Family Advocate

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Family Advocate provides assistance to families involved in the CWS system. This may include birth parents, children, relatives, and resource families.

Foster Youth Resources
Foster Youth Resources

As a child or youth in foster care, you may experience many challenges; here are some resources to help you tackle them.

Presumptive Transfers
Presumptive Transfers

A “presumptive transfer” establishes a prompt transfer of responsibility for arranging specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides.

Important Information for Relatives
Important Information for Relatives

Click here for important questions and answers for relatives.

Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy
Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy

This document contains information relating to the Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy including eligibility and the process for assessing the appropriateness of granting Specialized Foster Care Rates for a child or Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) placed in a Resource Family Home.


Agency News

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Public Health Branch is providing helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness.

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

COVID-19 Printable Resources

COVID-19 Printable Resources

Printable resources are available as educational pieces can assist those who are at home, on the job, or for the general public to answer questions. These pieces are available in English and Spanish.